What's The Story? Croatia (2023)

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Period: 06.11-10.11.2023
Tutors: To Be Announced
Partner: Zagreb Film Festival

Zagreb Film Festival is one of the central and most visited cultural events and the largest international film festival in Croatia. It’s held every year in November in Zagreb and presents to the audience the best of recent independent international and domestic film production. From its beginning, ZFF is oriented towards discovering and promoting contemporary independent film and debut films of directors from around the world. By offering for nearly two decades a festival, and later a distribution platform, and by screening films which are often not found in multiplex theatres, the festival played a crucial role in bringing up generations of audiences who enjoy film art.

What is it?

What’s The Story? Croatia is an intensive five-day short film development writing workshop – part of the new Talents Generator Factory initiative promoted by Talents and Short Film Market (TSFM).

The workshop is led by two experienced tutors and will require active participation and a mindset open to collaboration from all participants. The work will be conducted both in class during the face-to-face hours and in between the meetings, with specific tasks and assignments to be accomplished for the following day.

At the end of the workshop, two participants will be picked by the tutors and invited to take part in another workshop happening during Talents and Short Film Market vol. 8 from November 27th to 30th 2023 in Torino, Italy. The second event will be focused on the feasibility and production of the developed projects and it will be concluded with a co-production pitching session and a series of one-on-one sessions with film professionals. The second workshop does not include any registration fees for participants. Accommodation will be provided by TSFM. Travel costs will be covered by each participant.

Who is it for?
What’s The Story? Croatia is open to up to ten selected filmmakers – film directors, screenwriters – who will work together in order to kickstart their respective storylines for an upcoming short film.

Only filmmakers living or born in Croatia can apply.
When is it scheduled?

What’s The Story? Croatia is scheduled to take place from Monday November 06th to Friday November 10th 2023.

Where is it located?

What’s The Story? Croatia is scheduled to take place in Zagreb, Croatia.

What language will be used?
The main language of What’s The Story? Croatia will be English.
The submitted documents for the selection process of the participants must be in English.
The text materials written during the must be in English.
Who are the tutors?

What’s The Story? Croatia tutors will be announced shortly.

How do I apply?
Applications to What’s The Story? Croatia can only be submitted via the official submission form at this link:

When is the deadline for submissions?

The deadline for submissions to What’s The Story? Croatia is set on Saturday September 30th 2023.

How much does it cost?
The submission fee to What’s The Story? Croatia is free of charge.
The participation fee to What’s The Story? Croatia is free of charge.
Zagreb Film Festival will provide accommodation and one meal per day for all the selected participants. No travel expenses will be covered.
Do you have more questions?
For further information please send and email to:

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